Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 15:58:11 -0700
Reply-To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Pipetting rule
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File this one under "wouldn't it be lovely if common sense were really comm

Both of those items are still part of our basic safety rules.  People come 
here from all over the place and what might seem like "common sense" to you
 and me, is completely foreign  to others.

I vote to leave it in - in fact, I train to it (don't pipette by mouth, no 
eating and drinking) in my campus lab safety classes.

Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA  95616
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rbara Mowery
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 12:19 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Pipetting rule


During our annual review of safety rules and printed mataerials, one of my 
young colleagues asked me if it is still necessary to include the rule "Nev
er pipet by mouth." She has never seen it done, and couldn't imagine anyone
 who would EVER think of doing it. I guess I could ask the same about the "
No eating or drinking" rule.

Any thoughts?

Barbara Mowery 
General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator 
Physical Sciences Department 
York College of Pennsylvania 
441 Country Club Road 
York PA 17403-3651
Fax 717-849-1653

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